[Madison, Wis.] – Today, the Natural Resource Development Association’s Executive Director, Nathan Conrad, released the following statement on the Assembly Committee on Labor’s public hearing on AB 499, the Mining for America Act:

“Today, like in Ladysmith, we heard about the enormous benefits that mining can bring to the Badger State. The experts on hand, and those who sent in written testimony, clearly showed that clean development of our state’s natural resources will provide family-supporting jobs throughout Wisconsin. The Natural Resource Development Association applauds Representative Kulp and his committee, and thanks bill authors Senator Tiffany and Representative Hutton for fighting for a new generation of mining jobs.”